BIOGRAPHY

Gonzalo Zubillaga has been in the field of artistic production for over 20 years. He has designed and taught courses in musical composition and songwriting for experienced as well as amateur musicians interested in composition. In these practical courses of composition and production, students learn the fundamentals of harmony, melody, lyrics, and musical forms.

Gonzalo is an active composer. He has written music for a dozen professional theatrical plays and over twenty TV and radio commercials. Gonzalo has training as an actor, understands dramaturgy and has acted in  plays and films. He has written music for several projects with clients in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbo, Logrono, Vitoria, Bogota, Caracas, Mexico City, Miami, Kansas City, and Chicago.

Gonzalo Zubillaga comes from a large musical family, his influences include the classic musical theatre tunes, musical films that were played over and over at the Zubillaga residence: Rodgers and Hammerstein, G.Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim.

 

His parents sang every day as part of their daily language. And Uncle Bartolome Diaz introduced him into antique chordophones and renaissance and baroque music.

 

He was taught as a child by Diana Abreu; later fundamentals of jazz composition by Composer Gerry Weil also in Caracas, and passed through Boston at Berklee College of Music, IUDEM in Caracas, and the Conservatory of Navarre in Spain, and is currently working on  his specialization in Music Composition for Film and Theatre at ArtEZ University Music School in the Netherlands.

Music Composition for Film, TV,  Advertising, and Theatre
Photography credits: Paz Zubillaga